Giveaway: Win a free ticket to the Women in Travel Summit in Chicago

The Women in Travel Summit (WITS) is the first travel blogging summit for and by women. It’s hosted by the Go Girl Travel Network – a community of over 10,000 adventurous women. Go Girl has… Continue reading

5 things to do in New York.

  The naming of ‘New World’ cities is a curious thing. It’s hard to think of a place as unlike York (U.K.) as New York (U.S.). New York is a tall,  shiny and modern city. It was… Continue reading

How to apply for a Ugandan volunteering visa

You may remember my earlier post on getting a volunteering visa for India. I decided it was time to do one for Uganda. So you want to volunteer in Uganda? Kudos. And now… Continue reading

Healthy eating with Bountiful Baskets

When I lived in London I always wanted to sign up for one of the many vegetable delivery box schemes that are available there. Every week fresh seasonal vegetables get delivered to your… Continue reading

Exploring Kampala’s abandoned buildings

On Sunday we decided to do some urban exploring. There are a series of abandoned buildings that I walk past most days. They intrigue me so much. No-one seems to be able to tell… Continue reading

Things to do in Kigali, Rwanda

I popped over to Rwanda at the weekend, as you do. I’m here in Uganda on a tourist visa which has the annoying habit of expiring every three months so I needed to… Continue reading

Gorilla trekking in the impenetrable forest

If you are thinking of coming to see the gorillas in Uganda I have two pieces of advice. The first is to DO IT. Gorillas in the wild are special. The second is… Continue reading

Foodie Friday: A Cornish Cream Tea

Ingredients: Scones, clotted cream, jam, tea in pot Instructions: Cut scones in half, spread jam on each half. Now add lashings of clotted cream. Eat. Enjoy.

The island sanctuary: Ngamba chimpanzees

We are all 98.7% chimpanzee. So say the folks at Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary. Whilst there is debate over the actual percentage what is agreed is that our DNA is very close to… Continue reading

Balungi: A love story in two parts

I have fallen in love. Part One. A couple of weeks ago I was wandering around the Ugandan Tourism Expo and feeling a little disappointed at what was on offer. Then, I saw it, my… Continue reading